Bentley to unveil V8 GT
In February this year we reported on four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen driving a Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible on the frozen waters of the Baltic Sea, to set a new world speed record for driving on ice at 205.48 mph. The car of choice was an all-wheel drive 6-litre, 12-cylinder Continental Supersports Convertible.
To celebrate this record, Bentley have announced that they will be unveiling a V8-powered version of its all-wheel drive Continental GT and GTC at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit; the 2012 show runs from from January 9-22.
This latest Bentley creation will use a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged engine producing 500 bhp at 6,000 rpm, as well as 487lb ft of torque between 1,700-5,000 rpm. The new powertrain will include an eight-speed automatic gearbox, allowing the Continental to accelerate from 0-60mph in less than five seconds and on to a top speed of more than 180mph.
If you are interested in purchasing one of these special edition Bentleys please enquire at 0844 8227917.
Bramley currently have three Bentley Continental GTs in stock; including this Mulliner spec in Silverlake with 9600 miles on the clock for just £49,995. For a closer look at all of our Bentley collection please click here.